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Spain Update #5 United in Christ

Spain Update #5 United in Christ

Spain Update #5 United in ChristWarm. Kind. Vibrant. Welcoming. None of these words seem sufficient to describe the local Spain team. I’ve never met a group of people like them. It’s an everchanging group of short and long-termers. The current makeup consists of 15...

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Spain Update #4  Curious Minds, Soft Hearts

Spain Update #4 Curious Minds, Soft Hearts

Spain Update #4 Curious Minds, Soft HeartsLaughter fills the community center. I smile listening to the mix of Spanish, Catalan, English and multiple dialects of Arabic floating around the room. The women cheerfully pick up the colorful beads our team brought for...

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Spain Update #3

Spain Update #3

Spain Update #3“I’m friends with the imam.” Surprised, our Wichita team pauses and looks at Guillermo. We are visiting a second community center in a nearby town comprised mainly of immigrants. Guillermo and his wife Emily run the center.Guillermo continues by...

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Spain Update #2: Planting Seeds

Spain Update #2: Planting Seeds

Spain Update #2Tuesday night men from Mali, Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, and Libya gathered at the community center. These men told harrowing stories of their journeys to Spain, leaving civil war behind, and crossing deserts and the Mediterranean Sea by raft to arrive on...

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Spain Update #1: Stories & the Spirit

Spain Update #1: Stories & the Spirit

Spain Update #1: Stories & the SpiritHi friends,I’m so excited to be writing you from Spain! First, I want to say a huge heartfelt thank you for all your prayers. We have felt the support and are incredibly grateful. After arriving Saturday, our team settled into...

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Spain Trip Preview

Spain Trip Preview

Spain Trip PreviewIllustration by Milly ThornberryOur Spain team is about to head out! Here's what to know so you can pray for them and stay updated. Trip Dates: March 11 – 19 Meet the Team: Pastor Stan Van Den Berg (team leader), Leonel and Lily Chacon, Laura &...

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Gospel Partnership: Week of Blessings

Gospel Partnership: Week of Blessings

Gospel Partnerships: Bridging Racial Divides in the Name of JesusPastor John Ronel of the Oaks Fellowship gives an update on how the congregation has been impacted by COVID-19, stories from the Week of Blessings, and how our two church bodies are working together to...

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Planting Might Oaks

Planting Might Oaks

Planting Mighty OaksPastors John Ronel and his wife, Francoise Kayari Ronel, know what it is like to flee for your life in the middle of the night, to live with no electricity or refrigeration, to cook every meal over an outside fire, and to live with your entire...

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Macedonia 2019: Day 5 & 6

Macedonia 2019: Day 5 & 6

Macedonia 2019: Day 5 & 6We kicked off the weekend with a high energy Kinetic English class and a center FULL of kids! English class consist of song and dance to the tune of familiar American songs such as “The Hokey Pokey” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” We...

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Macedonia 2019: Day 3 & 4

Macedonia 2019: Day 3 & 4

Macedonia 2019: Day 3 & 4Update from the Macedonia Team: We spent the morning cleaning the street outside the Shift Center. As Fredy put it, “We want to show them that it isn’t just our spiritual life that has been changed, but our environment as well.” We cleaned up...

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Coronavirus Updates

Update overview: The church building is closed and all services and activities are canceled until further notice. Click here for resources >> Thursday, March 19Dear Eastminster family,As situations across the country are continuing to evolve, we want you to know...

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Weekly Lenten Readings

Weekly Lenten Readings

Lent Devotionals Weekly readings developed by Eastminster member and seminary student Ben Davis. Use them to guide your study, reflection and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday.Christians are a pilgrim people, we live on the move with Christ as we journey...

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In Remembrance of Me

In Remembrance of Me

by Joseph Wimer “Do this in remembrance of me.” Six words. That’s all I need for most of you to know that to which I am referring: Communion, The Lord’s Supper, Eucharist. Whatever tradition you come from, or whatever you choose to call it, this phrase has a unique...

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Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights

Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights

Coming This Fall: Thursday Nights We’re excited to announce Eastminster is launching another worship service alongside our Sunday morning offerings, Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Student Center, beginning September 5. by Matt Jaderston There are moments in ministry...

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Preparing for Pentecost

Preparing for Pentecost

Preparing for Pentecostby Joseph Wimer This coming Sunday, churches around the world will celebrate the Day of Pentecost - the day the first followers of "the Jesus way" were filled with the Holy Spirit. What an experience it must have been to be present for the...

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Resources for Entering Lent

Resources for Entering Lent

by Joseph Wimer This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in the season of Lent, and in all three services we will be receiving new members into the Eastminster service. Quite appropriately, Pastor Stan will be preaching on the significance of renewing our covenants with...

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How We Can Help Andover

How We Can Help Andover***UPDATE as of Wednesday, May 4***Dear Eastminster family,We have heard from so many of you who are excited to serve the Andover community - thank you! We wanted to update you that United Way has cancelled volunteer opportunities today and...

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Kansas Weekly Prayer RhythmPastor Stan is calling us to join a weekly prayer rhythm with other believers from across Kansas. The rhythm is based on the Lord's Prayer and begins Easter Sunday. Pick up a prayer guide at the church or download it now. DOWNLOAD PRAYER...

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Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Coping with Grief at the Holidaysby Pastor Mike Goolsby The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays can be stressful enough just dealing with all the details and traditions that normally accompany them. This year, the pandemic and not being able to celebrate the holidays...

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Leading with Wisdom and Grace: COVID Infection Protocols

Leading with Wisdom and Grace Our COVID-19 Safety/Infection ProtocolsRecently our elders have been wrestling with the question facing all leadership teams this year...what if someone tested positive for COVID-19 after they were at church? First, we have safety...

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Do You Have to be Male to Preach?

Do You Have to be Male to Preach?

Do you have to be Male to Preach? By Dr. Henry Lederle   The church in the U.S. has had a longstanding debate on ordaining women to pastoral ministry. It is my desire in this article to make a contribution to this discussion from the perspective of favoring the...

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EPC Call for Lament and Prayer

A message from Tom Werner, Moderator of the 38th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, calling for June 8, 2020, as a Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer: Recent events surrounding the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in...

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Tech Team Opportunities

Tech Team Opportunities

Tech Team OpportunitiesWe would love for you to serve with us! Whether you are able to serve once a week or once a month, there are positions for all skill levels, ages and schedules. No prior experience in tech roles is necessary. Contact Nick Hofmeister at 634.0337,...

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Student Worship Project

Student Worship Project Hey students. I know this is a bit of a crazy time. Our lives haves been turned upside down. There is a lot of fear, anxiety and unknowns in the world right now. It’s easy to get swept into the frenzy.   As Christians, we have a unique voice in...

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